Practice Areas


Tulane University School of Law (J.D., Civil Law Certificate, magna cum laude, 2014)

Order of the Coif| Tulane Law Review, Senior Notes and Comments Editor| Legal Research and Writing Program, Senior Fellow|

University of South Florida (M.A., Library Science, 2006)

Louisiana State University (summa cum laude, 2004)

B.A., English| Minor in French|


Kathryn W. Munson practices in civil litigation and appeals, and also handles licensure and ethics matters involving physicians, lawyers and other professionals.

Ms. Munson graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Tulane University Law School and received her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Louisiana State University. Ms. Munson also holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, and was formerly an Assistant Professor of Library Science and Librarian at Southeastern Louisiana University.

While in law school, Ms. Munson was the Senior Notes and Comments editor of the Tulane Law Review, a Member of the Moot Court Board, and was a Senior Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing program. After law school, she completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Sul Ozerden of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Ms. Munson is a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court’s Committee on Bar Admissions and its Examiner for Constitutional Law. She is a board member of the Association of Women Attorneys and the Tulane Law Review Alumni Association, and a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Insurance Committee and the Client Assistance Fund.


Tulane Law Review Alumni Association, Board Member

Association for Women Attorneys, Board Member

Louisiana Supreme Court Committee on Bar Admissions, Examiner for Constitutional Law

Louisiana State Bar Association Insurance Committee, Member

Louisiana State Bar Association Client Assistance Fund Committee, Member


Ethics: Importance of Proper Trust Account Records co-presented with Bill Provensal, CPA, Tulane By the Hour CLE (December 2023)

Panelist, LSBA Admiralty Symposium on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and Associated Ethical Obligations (September 2021 – 2023)

Trying the Case to Win on Appeal with Eva Dossier, LSBA Trial Practice (December 2022)

Ethics: What to do when the ODC Writes co-presented with Bryan Reuter for NOBA (December 2021)

Challenging Ethics Issues Associated with Complex Litigation co-presented with Rick Stanley, Louisiana State Bar Association’s 20th Annual Complex Symposium (November 2020)

MCLE Teaching credit for presentation on Ethics: Lying, Spying, and Verifying at the LABI Workers’ Compensation Seminar (October 2019)

Lying, Spying & Verifying, co-presented with Eva J. Dossier, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s Workers’ Compensation Seminar (October 10, 2019) and New Orleans Bar Association’s 11th Hour Ethics & Professionalism Series (November 8, 2019)

Comment.  “Why Don’t You Do Right? Corporate Fiduciary Law and the Self-Critical Analysis Privilege” 88 TUL. L. REV 651 (2014).

“Beyond French Doors: Applying and Extending the Lozman Reasonable Observer Test to Vessels and their Appurtenances” ABA ADMIRALTY & MARITIME LAW COMMITTEE NEWS (Summer 2013).

Representative Matters

Representation of MDL Claims Administrators and Settlement Administrator in litigation matters at all levels of district court and on appeal, and advised on responding to non-party discovery

Representation of Respondents at various stages of the attorney and judicial discipline process, including briefing to the Louisiana Supreme Court, negotiating consent discipline, and appearing and questioning witnesses for an attorney’s interim suspension hearing

Representation of LLC members in civil proceedings impacting their business interest including succession, employment, and property transfer disputes

Successfully argued exceptions in State court

Assisted in representing timber company in Endangered Species Act litigation in federal court from district court, to the Fifth Circuit, to the United States Supreme Court


Law Clerk to the Honorable Halil S. Ozerden of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (2015 – 2016)



U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States Supreme Court


Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021-2024)

Thomson Reuters’ Rising Stars (2020 – 2024)

New Orleans Magazine’s Top Lawyers (2022 – 2023)

Tulane Law Review Class of 2000 Award (2014)

Charles Janvier II Law Review Award (2013)

Winner of the Association Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee’s Annual Student Writing Competition (2013)


In the News

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